Bulldog battalion named an honor unit
The Ottumwa High School JROTC program recently earned a rating of Honor Unit with Distinction after a JPA inspection on April 11.
The evaluation was conducted by the JROTC Program for Accreditation or JPA.
The purpose of JPA is to gather data and information regarding improvements made to the program from the last inspection to the current one.
It also helps to create a plan for improvement in the future. The evaluation areas include: battalion staff; service learning; cadet portfolios and interviews; instructor portfolios and interviews; unit report; in-ranks; drill; and color guard.
The Bulldog Battalion received a 96% rating overall.
“I have been very impressed with the JROTC program at OHS,” said Principal Cory Johnson. “I have seen JROTC help our students develop into young adults, better citizens, and leaders. Chiefs Wynn and Reinier are excellent role models and teachers. It is an amazing program that makes a difference in our school and community. I am very proud of the Bulldog Battalion for achieving the Honor Unit with Distinction rating."